Wrk-Shp by Airi Isoda

An LA-based designer's hardware store-inspired accessories

Many fashion designers may describe their work as architectural, citing structural influences in the accessories and garments they create, but few would actually follow their compatriot, Airi Isoda, to the hardware store. Along with her fiancé, Ryan Upton, Isoda heads up LA-based Wrk-shp, a venture she describes as a “collaborative platform for my architect partner and me to work together and create. Whether the outlet …

Concrete Canvas Shelter

Concrete-fabric hybrid offers instant, secure and lasting shelter

U.K.-based company Concrete Canvas recently added a new product to their line of concrete/fabric based utilities, the Concrete Canvas Shelter. Based on the same concept as the company’s first product Concrete Cloth, the shelter uses the concrete/fabric hybrid that, when activated with water, can be molded into a desirable shape before it hardens. To get the right shape, the refuge comes with a prefab system …